Events

Free events for businesses during September and October 2019

Staff recruitment event

Who is it for: This is a cost-effective opportunity for businesses of all sizes to promote their vacancies and apprenticeships to over 2,000 people looking for work or a new job. Book your stand now to exhibit at the forthcoming Jobs Fair on Friday 13 September at Molineux Stadium.
How to book: Book at Eventbrite (fee applies)
This event is led by City of Wolverhampton Council


Interactive and digital networking event

Who is it for: A face-to-face networking opportunity for businesses to promote themselves, products and services, reach a new audience and build new business contacts. The event will feature a live Twitter TV feed to amplify your profile across the black country region and beyond.
Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Venue: Casino 36, 56-58 Temple Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AQ
How to book: Book here or email events@blackcountrychamber.co.uk or telephone 01902 912316.
This event is led by Black Country Chamber of Commerce


Wolverhampton Business Forum networking event

Who is it for: Local businesses large and small should attend this informative business networking meetings featuring keynote speaker Ninder Johal speaking on ‘The renaissance of Black Country and the wider region’ and including the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands on ‘How to win the Queen’s Business Award’.
Date: Thursday 19 September 2019
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Light House, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT
How to book: Book tickets at www.wbfonline.org/
This event is led by Wolverhampton Business Forum


Independent Business Support

Who is it for: Free training and professional advice is available to support independent businesses from shops, restaurants and cafes to hotels, pubs and gyms. Sessions delivered by local professionals will help those attending to improve how they promote their business, plan business growth and learn how to deal with business finances. Attendees will also learn how to fulfil all their legal responsibilities and how to protect themselves and their staff. So, if you want to understand how to deal with cash flow, health & safety, business planning, social media and much more...book a place now.
Date and time: Thursday 19 September, 2.30pm – 4pm; Friday 20 September, 9.30am – 11am
Venue: Enterprise Suite, Access to Business, 71 Tempest Street, Wolverhampton WV2 1AA (car parking is available at the top of Tempest Street or on the old Sainsbury’s car park on St George’s Parade)
How to book: Register on Eventbrite
These sessions are brought to you by Wolverhampton Bid and City of Wolverhampton Council


Business health, wealth and trading on ebay event

Who is it for: This event is perfect for anyone thinking of becoming self-employed, setting up a business or already trading on ebay. Learn the crucial elements on how to market your brand effectively and gain exclusive access to trading through ebay. Meet and hear from professionals who can help you start or grow an existing business including guest speaker Bert Bassett, ebay UK Business Development Director. The event includes refreshments, free parking and the chance to network with like-minded people and organisations. This event is followed by the Coffee and natter business networking event.
Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: The Hayward Suite, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 7QV
How to book: Register at Eventbrite
This event is led by Access to Business


Coffee and natter business networking event

Who is it for: This event follows the Business health, wealth and trading on ebay event.
Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: The Hayward Suite, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 7QV
How to book: Call Access to Business to book your free place on 01902 572397
This event is led by Pathway 2 Grow


Understanding fire safety

Who is it for: This event is aimed at people responsible for fire safety in their business. It will provide an overview of current fire safety regulations, legislation and highlight best practice.
Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Time: 9am – 11pm
Venue: Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, The Development Centre, Coxwell Avenue, Wolverhampton WV10 9RT
Booking arrangements: Book at Eventbrite
This event is led by Thompson Group


City of Wolverhampton Business Breakfast

Who is it for: Businesses, developers, investors and representative bodies should not miss this opportunity to hear first-hand about how the city is leading with game changing schemes of national and international prominence.
Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
Time: 8am – 10:30am
Venue: GTG Training and Conference Centre, Bearing Drive, Wolverhampton WV11 3SZ
Booking arrangements: Book at Eventbrite
This event is sponsored by University of Wolverhampton and City of Wolverhampton Council with support from GTG


Tour of Pantheon Park

Who is it for: Pantheon Park is an exciting new production / warehouse development capable of providing units from 30,000 sq.ft – 134,000 sq.ft. The tour is aimed at Business leaders and companies looking for new industrial premises in a well-connected, strategic location.
Date: Thursday 26th September 2019
Time: 10.45 – 11.30am
Venue: Pantheon Park, Wednesfield Way, Wolverhampton, WV11 3DR. (Onsite parking is available adjacent to the A&H Construction site office as you enter the site on the right-hand side)
How to book: Interested parties can register to attend by contacting noel.muscutt@bulleys.co.uk 07970 283703 or james.bird@bulleys.co.uk 07894 930592 at Bulley’s Chartered Surveyor’s. Bookings will also be accepted on the day of the event.


Apprenticeship business breakfast

Who is it for: This is a great opportunity for local businesses interested in recruiting apprentices to learn more about what is happening in the city on the apprenticeship agenda, network with other like-minded businesses and share best practice.
Date: Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 8.30am – 10.30am
Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU
How to book: Register on Eventbrite
This event is led by the City Apprenticeship Board


Contract and tender showcase opportunity

Who is it for: This event provides a free opportunity for businesses to showcase forthcoming contracts. Those attending will be able to engage with an expected audience of 500 local and regional businesses at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Monday 30 September 2019. Exhibitors are welcome from all sectors and Wolverhampton Racecourse are offering 10 free tickets to all exhibitors for the Autumn evening of racing which follows the event.
How to book: Register on Eventbrite
This event is sponsored by Willmott Dixon with support from CITB


Meet the buyer at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Who is it for: This free event provides an opportunity to meet buyers and obtain information about forthcoming contracts and tenders. Those attending will be able to talk to procurement professionals from top companies across a range of sectors. Confirmed attendees include A F Blakemore & Son, Apetito, Banner, CIC, CITB, City of Wolverhampton Council, Evans Halshaw, Exponential-e, Faithful & Gould, Galliford Try, Hobson Health, ISG, Lion FPG, University of Wolverhampton and Willmott Dixon. Wolverhampton Racecourse are offering 4 free tickets to all attendees who register, for the Autumn evening of racing which follows the event.
Date: Monday 30 September 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0PE
How to book: Register on Eventbrite
This event is sponsored by Willmott Dixon with support from CITB


Digitalization support over dinner

Who is it for: Digitalization calls for new business strategies for growth and digital skills as a universal requirement for the workforce. Guests can enjoy a three-course dinner while hearing about the digital landscape for businesses, gaining an insight into a digital content business from StonesThrow Media and learn about the power of digital content from Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. There will also be the opportunity to have a go at creating engaging digital content.
Date: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Time: 5.45pm – 8pm
Venue: The Chancellor’s Hall, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY
How to book: Register at Eventbrite
This event is sponsored and led by University of Wolverhampton


International trade - An export sales guide to minimising risk and maximising profits

Who is it for: This free workshop is for delegates from exporting companies who are looking to update and enhance their exporting skills. Hear about current hot topics related to export payments, delivery terms and export procedures from an experienced international trade finance expert.
Date: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Time: 8am – 12.30pm
Venue: Technology Centre, University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton WV10 9RU
How to book: Register at Eventbrite
This event is led by Department for Trade and Industry


Business Club breakfast

Who is it for: This event offers the opportunity to network and share business experiences. Those attending will raise their profile with like-minded business people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Time: 7.30am – 9am
Venue: The Mount Country Manor Hotel, Mount Road, Wolverhampton WV6 8HL
How to book: To reserve a place, email katie.meads@fbcmb.co.uk by Friday 27 September 2019
Fee of £12.50 applies.
This event is led by FBC Manby Bowdler


Other events

Black Country Growth Hub

Events in Wolverhampton

There are lots of organisations offering support for businesses, from coaches, mentors and workshops, to grants, awards, websites and more; but how do you know which are the right ones for you and your business? The Black Country Growth Hub offers an impartial and transparent guide for businesses, to ensure you find the appropriate support, whatever your needs.

Upcoming events at the Black Country Growth Hub.



University of Wolverhampton

Events at University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton hosts a wide range of events open to the public at its city-centre campus in Wolverhampton.

Whether you’re discovering the facilities in Harrison Library, enjoying the prestigious Chancellor’s Hall, or attending a stimulating lecture in the Millennium City Building, you’ll find an environment that welcomes and inspires in equal measure.

Events include public lectures, student performances, family fun events and open days.

With partner venues such as the Performance Hub in Walsall and University Centre Telford, we provide events that everyone in the community can be part of throughout the West Midlands and Shropshire.

Upcoming events at the University of Wolverhampton



Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre

Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre events

Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre offers start-up businesses and established companies in the Midlands and beyond with a single point of access to a wide range of events, workshops, business facilities, professional advisory services, consultancy and innovation support.

State-of-the-art facilities available include seminar rooms to hire, incubation space and hot desk areas offering ideal alternatives to working from home, video conferencing, 3D printing, drone training and hire.

Business Solutions host business support events across five centres, located in Wolverhampton, Hereford, Sandwell, Telford and Wyre Forest. The main hub is based at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park and run in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

Upcoming events at Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre


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